Hi everyone, first post to the forums here. I'm currently about a month and a half from earning my BS in engineering (nuclear) and I already have been accepted into grad school for next fall. The problem is I'm not interested in engineering. I've been interested in radiation oncology for a long time; however, I've been put off to the idea due to my age. I'm 31 right now, and if I go through the grad program I'll be 33 when I finish and begin a MD program (if accepted). From what I understand, older students are expected to have all these experiences and careers and whatnot. I don't have any of that, before I went to college to work on my engineering degree I was a cook as well as a high school dropout. I just don't feel like I have this really large base of relevant things to draw from. While Ive been in school I have honor societies and elected leadership positions but thats about it. At this point in time I'm thinking about getting the MS in radiation health physics perhaps, and taking care of prerequisites next year such as general biology and o-chem. I'd probably have to go the MS route vs. postbac route due to funding issues. So what is your opinion on this? It's encouraging to see others older than me going for it, but do you think based on what I said that I am at a severe disadvantage?